31st December

…a bad back. Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Look how the emerging new growth on A. delavayi is shrouded in a white sappy indumentum presumably for protection…

10th August

…their bark from a peculiar source! (And I am not telling you what that is!) Pruning Magnolia delavayi Pruning Magnolia delavayi Pruning Magnolia delavayi pruning of the Magnolia delavayi pruning…

17th July

…Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Eucryphia milliganii full out with its dainty small white cup flowers. It looks dwarfish but achieved 20 feet at Burncoose in as many years….

9th July

…buds, flowers, dead flowers and then seed heads all here today. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia…

7th September

…and a very dominant flower which is far from out yet. Odd how the flowering time in Schefflera species varies from summer to autumn. Schefflera delavayi Schefflera delavayi Schefflera delavayi

21st August

…so the view of the sea from the lawn has been restored. view of the sea Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. lutea is losing its leaves and its seeds are…

28th August

…at the top of the garden. It never sets seeds and the floor is littered with empty seed pods. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi 2016 – CHW…

22nd July

…Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra monostachya is flowering nearby in Bond Street below the dump for the first time I have seen it anyway. Very attractive flower and…

19th July

…spines which are also blueish-violet. The leaf structure is more dense as you can see. Of Indian and Chinese origin. Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Both are novelties to…

5th August

…our climate, no seed ever sets. This species is very difficult from cuttings. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Further along the wall towards the Tower is Magnolia grandiflora from…